Ban On Loudspeaker: The Karnataka government has banned the use of loudspeakers from 10 pm to 6 am. On this matter, the Karnataka government has said that loudspeakers or people addressing systems cannot be used without the approval of the authorized officer. The government has issued a circular on the matter, stating that loudspeakers or people-addressing systems cannot be used except in auditoriums, conference rooms, community halls and banquet halls.
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An order of the Supreme Court has been cited in the circular. It states that in a public place where loudspeaker or public address system or any other source is being used, the noise shall be 10 dB(A) or 75 dB(A) whichever is less, depending on the surroundings of the area. Yes, it should not exceed. According to the circular, the State Government reiterates that the orders of the Government under the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules 2000 are to be strictly followed and enforced for the control of noise pollution from loudspeakers/public address systems and noise generating devices.
Controversy over Bhajan Kirtan like Azaan
Actually, in the early morning hours by some Hindu groups like Shri Ram Sena, Bajrang Dal and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Controversy arose after bhajan kirtan was organized like azaan. Seeing the growing controversy, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai called a meeting on Monday, after which the Chief Secretary wrote a letter to Akhtar. The letter said that those using loudspeakers or public address system will have to take permission from the concerned authority within 15 days. Those for whom permission will not be given, they will be removed voluntarily or by the concerned authority.